Backwater Retreat Theme House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Outdoor pool
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... balletic and acrobatic at the same time.
Following the performance we enjoy a second Onam festival lunch served on banana leaves and eaten with the fingers. I am really happy for this, as illness prevented my participation in yesterday's celebrations of Onam. The food is indescribably delicious, and I am sure my mother was turning in her grave to see me eating with my fingers.
We return to the canal near our hotel in time to watch ...
... it with a coffee mug and a bowl of sugar because clearly that'd fool the local cops. But nope. Everywhere I asked just gave me a flat no. This confused me, I wasn't used to rules being obeyed in India, there was usually some manner of workaround that'd unite tourists with the things they desired most and the things tourists desire often involve fall down juice. "There is ...
... After dropping our things off in the room we go to find the pool. We have it to ourselves until a French group come along. Then a large group of Indian men arrive one wearing a shower cap, this protection is wasted as they proceed to dunk him. We give up on the pool and go back to the room to book a massage and steam, they can't do 7pm but can do 2pm so rearrange our day. Canoe, lunch, massage and then sunset cruise. Lunch is a chicken ...
... you in with tempting deals, cool A/C, glittery wares, aromatic spices, and big smiles. Bartering is the norm so we got to dabble and practice with holding our ground and walking away when we were being given the "tourist price," not the "local price." We took a tour boat to Fort Cochi and a shipping dock, which was a cool and relaxing break to the constant action of land-life. We visited an elephant coral where captured wild baby elephants are trained for lives of physical labor service ...
... people to many things and tonight was the night that I decided to teach a couple of people to play **** head, how hard could it be ... Right? Wrong! I was unsure if it was my signing or their brains, but if I had a pound for every time I explained to rules I would be a millionaire ( well in rupees anyways!) The next day was our last day, we started it with an early morning swim! We have made numerous cultural faux pas here and have been, as always a ...